One of the recent Windows 11 updates described in release notes that passkeys are now easier than ever to manage in Windows Settings, so I gave it a go to see if it is time to go passwordless for websites that support Web Authentication.

After poking around this functionality for a bit, however, I realized that the line between going passwordless and ending up passwordless is not as bold as one would hope with passkeys, because this technology is not well documented, relies on data hard-wired into a specific device, and on how well tech behemoths, such as Microsoft, Google and Apple, interact with one another, which is not the strongest trait for many of them.